FWD calls for Apprenticeship Levy reform in open letter to government

The FWD has called for reform of the Apprenticeship Levy ahead of the Spring Budget in an open letter to Robert Halfon, Minister for Skills, Apprenticeship and Higher Education.

Co-signed by some of its biggest members including Bidfood, Sysco and Unitas, as well as other trade bodies, it gets across the channels commitment to ‘advancing diversity and inclusion across all facets of our field’ and brings to light the issues with the current structures.

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“The Apprenticeship Levy holds the potential to foster future generations, support our industries and create a sustainable and resilient workforce. However, its efficacy hinges on its usability and flexibility”, states the Fletter. “Introducing these much-needed reforms to the Apprenticeship Levy would allow it to realise its intended impact, unlocking productivity for business and bolstering growth across our economy.”

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.


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